The U.S. Senate is considering the Build Back Better Act that would invest billions of dollars to deploy clean energy, electrify transportation, build resilience to climate impacts, and decarbonize industry, creating millions of good jobs while improving the lives of all Americans. If enacted, together with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was recently signed into law, the bill would be the largest piece of climate legislation in U.S. history and put the nation within striking distance of achieving its 2030 emissions reduction target.

Join World Resources Institute on December 15 for a conversation with Sen. Ron Wyden, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and a senior member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Sen. Wyden has been a committed climate champion throughout his time in the Senate. In his role leading the Finance Committee, Sen. Wyden is responsible for the Build Back Better Act’s most significant climate measures, enhanced and extended clean energy tax incentives. The conversation will center around the state-of-play on Capitol Hill and the impact of the Build Back Better Act’s climate-smart measures, particularly clean energy tax credits, could have on emissions reduction, economic growth and benefits for millions of Americans, particularly in historically disadvantaged communities.

New WRI analysis (to be published on December 15) complements the conversation with Senator Wyden as it outlines climate investments and policies, including many contained within the Build Back Better Act, that are crucial for enabling the United States to meets its 2030 and 2050 climate goals. Following dialogue with Sen Wyden, authors of this new report will briefly outline its findings and a panel of experts from the transportation, industrial and land sectors will discuss what the legislation’s investments and policies in their sector could mean in the efforts to achieve a low-carbon economy.

Featured Speaker:

  • Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon

And a panel of experts, which includes authors of WRI’s latest report:

  • Ani Dasgupta, President and CEO, World Resources Institute
  • Christina DeConcini, Director of Government Affairs, World Resources Institute
  • Devashree Saha, Senior Associate, World Resources Institute
  • Joe Britton, Executive Director, Zero Emission Transportation Association
  • Jesse Jenkins, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University
  • Ugbaad Kosar, Deputy Director of Policy, Carbon180
  • Dan Lashof, Director, United States, World Resources Institute (Moderator)
  • Other speakers to be confirmed